Treasure Island

Linda Winchell

(still working on it! / Chicago Illinois)

'Hair Styles I Remember'


There are hairstyles I remember wearing
oh so long ago.
My father had a fit with most of them
told me, 'go comb that mess out before you go! '

I'd rat it up with the small toothed end of comb
so the base would hold it up.
Then took a brush to smooth it some
and then I sprayed it so it stuck!

The wind could blow its hardest
but my hair withstood its gail!
When anyone would touch my do
they said it felt as hard as nails!

There was one do called the, Bee Hive
It was hallowed out in the center.
Some gilrs would hide their smokes in there
and have a puff or two after schools dinner.

Then there was the bouffant flip
it was the smallest flip you'd ever seen.
Your head looked like this big balloon
with a small hat rim of hair flipping up, was keen!

Then the Pixie and the Bob
boxed off hair cut for cool guys
long hair for the slobs!

Then the Beatles made their hair debut
my father hated them.
Everyone wore the Nauru jackets
and their pant legs tight and slim!

Then Farra Faucet, that's a funny name
but her hairstyle look, was in the hair book hall of fame!

Not too many new looks I see now a days
just long or short, no curls, no waves.
No teasing of hair, no spray or thick gels
But highlights for sure, all look swell.


I'm glad those days are over with
took forever for you to get ready.
Now it's just blow and go, and sprits or two
and your off on a date with your steady!

Submitted: Monday, October 20, 2008

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  • Linda Winchell (10/20/2008 6:04:00 PM)

    I must say, If I must say it myself! This one is pretty cool! I will give me a TEN! Because I CAN!
    Best, ME! (Report) Reply

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